Your new puppy will need a series of vaccinations.
To insure proper immunity or protection from often fatal diseases such as Distemper and Parvo, it is important to complete the whole series.
All dogs 6 weeks of age and over receive a DA2PP (5 in 1 shot) from us at the time of impound. We assume dogs that have come through our shelter have never been vaccinated. To insure proper immunity, they should be revaccinated for DA2PP in about 3-4 weeks after the initial vaccination and in 3-4 weeks once more to complete a whole series. Dogs should get a booster annually thereafter for DA2PP. The first Rabies shot will be good for one year and then every three years after 2nd vaccine. Attend one of our Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics held on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 6pm-8pm or the 3rd Saturday of the month 10am to 1pm. These clinics are hosted by a contract veterinarian- services can be paid in CASH ONLY. In the Coachella Valley, the county's Coachella Valley Animal Campus no longer is providing vaccinations. However, next door to the county shelter, low-cost vaccinations are offered by the nonprofit organization Animal Samaritans. Please call Animal Samaritans for vaccination information at 760-343-3477. Or check out Animal Samaritans' Web site.
Yearly visits to the Veterinarian are important for checking the overall health of your companion and to update vaccines. Always consult with your Veterinarian if problems arise.